-A satirical dictionary of key words in education-Inspired by Ambrose Bierce's popular The Devil's Dictionary-The perfect gift for teachersThis A-Z dictionary of educational terms offers funny and thought-provoking definitions of what they *really* mean.a
-A satirical dictionary of key words in education-Inspired by Ambrose Bierce's popular The Devil's Dictionary-The perfect gift for teachersThis A-Z dictionary of educational terms offers funny and thought-provoking definitions of what they ...
Author: Tyrrell Burgess
Publisher: A&C Black
Know what academic freedom is? Or what it's come to mean? What's affirmative about affirmative action these days? Think you're up on the problem of sexual harassment on campus? Or know how much the university depends on part-time faculty? Academic Keywords is a witty, informed, and sometimes merciless assessment of today's campus, an increasingly corporatized institution that may have bitten off more than its administration is ready to chew. Cary Nelson and Steve Watt use the format of a dictionary to present stories and reflections on some of the most pressing issues affecting higher education in America. From the haphazard treatment of graduate students to the use and abuse of faculty (as well as abuses commited by faculty), Nelson and Watt present a compelling and, at times, enraging report on the state of the campus.
Academic Keywords is a witty, informed, and sometimes merciless assessment of today's campus, an increasingly corporatized institution that may have bitten off more than its administration is ready to chew.
Author: Cary Nelson
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Author: Ambrose Bierce
A wickedly witty view of politics, education, culture, justice, science, religion, technology, medicine, sports, relationships and more are what readers will find in this 21st Century updated version of a more than a 100-year-old classic. The New Devil's Dictionary takes no prisoners with the more than 1,300 words that it satirically redefines. Readers may never think the same again of their friends, family, neighbors, co-workers and people they see walking by.
"The New Devil's Dictionary" takes no prisoners with the more than 1,300 words that it satirically redefines. Readers may never think the same again of their friends, family, neighbors, co-workers and people they see walking by.
Author: Ed Konstant
Author: Ambrose Bierce
Author: Ambrose Bierce
Author: Arthur James Wells
Category: Bibliography, National
Traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, wakes to find himself transformed (metamorphosed) into a large, monstrous insect-like creature. The cause of Gregor's transformation is never revealed, but Gregor must attempt to adjust to his new condition as he deals with being burdensome to his parents and sister, who are repulsed by the horrible, verminous creature Gregor has become
Traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, wakes to find himself transformed (metamorphosed) into a large, monstrous insect-like creature.
Author: Franz Kafka
Publisher: Gottfried & Fritz
A new and beautifully illustrated collection of bitter, biting definitions to celebrate the centenary of The Devil’s Dictionary Ambrose Bierce’s classic The Devil’s Dictionary first appeared in its entirety in 1911. Its caustic wit and arch tone have ensured steady popularity and sales to this day. To mark its centennial, Rhoda Koenig gives us a new version of Bierce’s mordant vision. Its myriad definitions, like the original’s, individually expose hypocrisy, pretension, and vanity and collectively paint a mocking portrait of society at its worst. More than just a denunciation of jargon or political correctness, it lambasts old and young, rich and poor, male and female, left and right, and takes them all down a peg—or three. It deals with classic subjects but also defines new ideas and explicates new usages from “academia” to “teamwork” to “women’s magazine.” Among the many definitions inside: accessible, adj. (1) Of a subject, one that can be approached by the most intellectually handicapped, aided by the ramp of banality and the guardrail of diminished vocabulary. (2) Of a woman, a nice way of putting it. collectible, n. Object which many are eager to possess, though it may not be attractive, entertaining, or useful. Not to be confused with “spouse.” If you relish moral criticism of immoral behavior, The New Devil’s Dictionary will leave you howling for more.
education n. Process that, in apprising one of the world's riches, creates a painful feeling of deprivation, and, of the injustice of the world, a perpetual fever of resentment. Discouraged, therefore, by responsible parents.
Author: Rhoda Koenig
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
If we could only put aside our civil pose and say what we really thought, the world would be a lot like the one alluded to in The Unabridged Devil’s Dictionary. There, a bore is "a person who talks when you wish him to listen," and happiness is "an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another." This is the most comprehensive, authoritative edition ever of Ambrose Bierce’s satiric masterpiece. It renders obsolete all other versions that have appeared in the book’s ninety-year history. A virtual onslaught of acerbic, confrontational wordplay, The Unabridged Devil’s Dictionary offers some 1,600 wickedly clever definitions to the vocabulary of everyday life. Little is sacred and few are safe, for Bierce targets just about any pursuit, from matrimony to immortality, that allows our willful failings and excesses to shine forth. This new edition is based on David E. Schultz and S. T. Joshi’s exhaustive investigation into the book’s writing and publishing history. All of Bierce’s known satiric definitions are here, including previously uncollected, unpublished, and alternative entries. Definitions dropped from previous editions have been restored while nearly two hundred wrongly attributed to Bierce have been excised. For dedicated Bierce readers, an introduction and notes are also included. Ambrose Bierce’s Devil’s Dictionary is a classic that stands alongside the best work of satirists such as Twain, Mencken, and Thurber. This unabridged edition will be celebrated by humor fans and word lovers everywhere.
on religion, education, and other subjects. Garrett P. Serviss (1851–1929), journalistand writer, entered journalism after studying science and then law. His specialty was astronomy, and he wrote several science fiction novels.
Author: Ambrose Bierce
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Reading, writing and speaking used to be the purpose of all college education, to create someone who can express themselves clearly and simply. They called him a liberally-educated man, someone who could say what they thought without babbling. Despite all the technical-babble that has swept the world, it is still about your ability to communicate simply and clearly. The late Dr. Jeanne Chall developed the theory that learning about literacy occurs in stages: 1.) Pre-reading; six months to six years: The pre-reading child has some phonological awareness or sensitivity to speech sounds, rhyming and alliteration; recognizes some letters and may link some to the sounds they make; some understanding of books and print. 2.) Initial reading or decoding; first and second grade: The child who is just beginning to read can sound out words one at a time and decode them slowly, carefully and accurately. Most of his attention is devoted to decoding with few mental resources left over for deeper comprehension.
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Author: Tony Kelbrat
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Reading across the disciplines of the mid-century university, this book argues that the political shift in postwar America from consensus liberalism to New Left radicalism entailed as many continuities as ruptures. Both Cold War liberals and radicals understood the university as a privileged site for "doing politics," and both exiled homosexuality from the political ideals each group favored. Liberals, who advanced a politics of style over substance, saw gay people as unable to separate the two, as incapable of maintaining the opportunistic suspension of disbelief on which a tough-minded liberalism depended. Radicals, committed to a politics of authenticity, saw gay people as hopelessly beholden to the role-playing and duplicity that the radicals condemned in their liberal forebears. Camp Sites considers key themes of postwar culture, from the conflict between performance and authenticity to the rise of the meritocracy, through the lens of camp, the underground sensibility of pre-Stonewall gay life. In so doing, it argues that our basic assumptions about the social style of the postwar milieu are deeply informed by certain presuppositions about homosexual experience and identity, and that these presuppositions remain stubbornly entrenched despite our post-Stonewall consciousness-raising.
Cary Nelson and Steven Watt, Academic Keywords: A Devil 's Dictionary for Higher Education (New York: Routledge, 1999), 208. The phrase “lumpen professoriat” (145) also appears in lohn Searle's The Campus War, though Searle uses it not ...
Author: Michael Trask
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
POLITENESS, n. The most acceptable hypocrisy. DISTANCE, n. The only thing that the rich are willing for the poor to call theirs, and keep. BATTLE, n. A method of untying with the teeth of a political knot that would not yield to the tongue. GRAVE, n. A place in which the dead are laid to await the coming of the medical student. RELIGION, n. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable. OMEN, n. A sign that something will happen if nothing happens. ABSTAINER, n. A weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure. A total abstainer is one who abstains from everything but abstention, and especially from inactivity in the affairs of others. WEDDING, n. A ceremony at which two persons undertake to become one, one undertakes to become nothing, and nothing undertakes to become supportable. YEAR, n. A period of three hundred and sixty-five disappointments
Author: Ambrose Bierce
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
This compilation of hundreds of biting, witty, cruel, and hilarious definitions combines the best 200 definitions from Ambrose Bierce’s classic The Devil’s Dictionary, with more than 500 definitions from the most humorous and stinging entries in Chaz Bufe’s The American Heretic’s Dictionary. This new edition includes 50 new definitions from Bufe and new biting illustrations by San Francisco artist and filmmaker J. R. Swanson. The Bierce definitions focus on his favorite targets, including religion, jingoism masquerading as patriotism, the “lickspittle” press, the thievery inherent in the American economic system, and the multitude of idiocies and hypocrisies pervading American social and political life. Bufe’s definitions share many of the same targets, but also skewer such contemporary plagues as the “right to life” movement, religious fundamentalism, the IRS, and the puritanically “politically correct.” Bufe also turns a jaundiced eye on both male and female sexual attitudes, something which Bierce, writing in much more conservative times, was not free to do.
The Best of the Devil's Dictionary and the American Heretic's Dictionary Ambrose Bierce. violating theirown consciences. ... A dangerous, disturbing activity whichis systematically discouraged by the U.S. education system.
Author: Ambrose Bierce
Publisher: See Sharp Press
Strictures on Female Education , Vol . I. page 58 . DETERMINATE , dd - tér - mě - náte , a ... To haté , to abhor . qualities of the devil ; an epithet of abhorrence or DETESTABLE , de - téséta - bl , a . Hateful , abhorred . contempt .
Author: John Walker
The Lisbon Recognition Convention, developed by the Council of Europe and UNESCO, is the main international legal text on the international recognition of qualifications and has been ratified by more than 50 countries. Few Council of Europe conventions have achieved a greater number of ratifications, and the political importance of the Lisbon Recognition Convention is very considerable. The recognition of qualifications is a necessary, if not sufficient, condition for both student and labour mobility. To mark the 15th anniversary of the convention, this book examines some of the challenges to the international recognition of qualifications. The convention is an essential legal text, but it needs to be put into better practice. How can learners use their degrees and qualifications in a new country, without losing the real value of those qualifications? The authors, who come from a variety of backgrounds, review the policies and practice of recognition, link recognition to the broader higher education policy debate and consider the role of recognition in enabling individuals to move freely across borders.
Ultimately, whether we are recognition experts, teachers and researchers, or higher education policy makers, ... Before he did, however, he left behind a book called the Devil's Dictionary, a set of satirical definitions with more than ...
Author: Sjur Bergan
Publisher: Council of Europe
Includes Part 1, Number 1: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals (January - June)
Bowles , G. K. Development of a group technique in teaching word recognition . ... Devil flower . Alvarez Enriquez , Emigdio . Devil herself . Montross , Lois . ( R ) Devil in Bucks County . ... Johannesen , E. I. Devil's due .
Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office
First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Manifesto of a Tenured Radical. New York: New York UP, 1997. Nelson, Cary, and Stephen Watt. Academic Keywords: A Devils Dictionary for Higher Education. New York and London: Routledge, 1999. Ngugi wa Thiong'o.
Author: Patrick Brantlinger
Category: Literary Criticism
From New York University's outrageous union-busting techniques to the rise of for profit schools like the University of Phoenix, Steal This University is both an indictment of current trends and a blueprint for combating them.
We knew the range , which repeats itself in most regions , and we knew the pay rates at a few specific schools . Steve Watt and I include some of this information in our Academic Keywords : A Devil's Dictionary for Higher Education ...
Author: Benjamin Johnson
Publisher: Psychology Press
G. A. Gaskell’s Dictionary of the Sacred Language of All Scriptures and Myths, first published in 1923, examines several different aspects of religion, including examples from Ancient Egyptian religion and mythology to modern-day Christianity, providing explanations of gods, events, and symbols in alphabetical order. This is a perfect reference book for students of theology or the history of religion.
E. Boutroux, Education and Ethics. ... DEVIL, THE ADVERSARY A symbol of the illusory principle of evil. ... The desire-mind which is the adversary of the Divine Spirit within—the one DEVILS tending downward to matter, the other tending ...
Author: G Gaskell